- 19:04/2023 - 14/07/2023
Aqua e Fogo | Water and fire – MILANO
The Wilmotte Milano studio is presenting Aqua e Fogo_Water and fire, an exhibition that opened at the Wilmotte Foundation in Venice and has now been relocated to Milan for the Salone del Mobile, open to the public until 14 July 2023.
These objects bear witness to Jean-Michel Wilmotte’s great interest in glass. They also evoke the architect’s childhood memories of watching his father work in the family pharmacy as a child. To keep an eye on him, his father decided to set up his office next to his own. As a result, he spent hours watching his father handle various bottles and vials as he carried out analyses and preparations. “I’d spend hours, fascinated, looking at the test tubes and ampoules of different shapes, in transparent or dark glass so as not to let any light through. These Murano works are often kept in family collections and passed down from generation to generation.
Lovers of the art of glassmaking are well aware of the value of these unique pieces, which are the fruit of a long artisanal process. Glass is an almost magical material, embellishing and enriching our interiors, bringing us back to the beauty of detail and the rediscovery of continuous change, reflecting, modifying and changing what surrounds us.